General Dynamics subsidiary Bath Iron Works won a $663 million U.S. Navy contract modificationTypes: Administrative Change : A unilateral contract change that does not affect the contractual rights of the parties. Change order: A written order, signed byBudget Year the CO, directing that the contractor to make a change authorized byBudget Year the "changes" clause. Not issued without contractor consent. to produce a guided missile destroyer, General Dynamics announced Tuesday.
Bath Iron Works will construct DDG 116, the fourth ship in the Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class construction-continuation program.
Bath Iron Works is also contracted to produce DDG 115, the third ship in the program.
The DDG 51 multi-mission guided missile destroyers support naval fleet groups including the carrier battle groups, surface action groups and amphibious groups.
The destroyers are powered byBudget Year gas turbine propulsion and have the Aegis combat system and weapons systems, including the Tomahawk anti-ship and land-attack missiles.